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Volume 1 Issue 4 • October 2019




HALLOWEEN EVENTS in Poway By Rachelle Sparks Halloween-themed events are scattered throughout San Diego County, and there are a handful of events in Poway that can get residents – adults and children – ready for the spooky season.

Halloween photo shoot

Local photographers will have the opportunity to perfect their craft with Halloween-themed stations – equipped with models, set designs and props – on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Iron Mountain Trailhead in Poway, off State Route 67 near the end of Poway Road. During this “Halloween-Styled Photo Shoot,” make-up artists will be available to perfect the look of the models, and photographer mentors will be there (at no additional charge) to help with posing and lighting. Themes for the stations will include witches, couples, mommy and me, and a fortune teller. The intent is to expand local photographer portfolios with fun, Halloween-related photos.

Hoot, Howl and Prowl

On Oct. 19, “Hoot, Howl See HALLOWEEN, Page 9

Songs and stories come to Poway Steve Poltz will debut ‘A Brief History of My Life’ at the Center for the Performing Arts

THE POWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS UPCOMING EVENTS Oct. 2-30 – Art exhibit: “A Different Perspective”

Three local artists – Cottone, Taylor and Bindford – share their interpretations of life in Southern California and beyond.

Oct. 12 – Back to the Garden in “Monterey ’67 Revisited”

Through “Monterey ’67 Revisited,” the band Back to the Garden pays homage to the “Summer of Love” and the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

By Ken David


he Poway Center for the Performing Arts October and November shows will be highlighted by a Nov. 2 performance by longtime San Diego favorite singer-songwriter Steve Poltz. Poltz has been playing guitar since age six. He was told he couldn’t do it for a living, even though it seems like he always wanted to. He started his first band, the acoustic duo The Rugburns, while still attending the University of San Diego. He remembers the group’s dubious first gig at O’Hungry’s in Old Town San Diego, where very large beers called “yards” were featured. “At the very beginning of the gig, we knocked over a yard glass or two,” Poltz See STEVE POLTZ, Page 11

Oct. 24-26 – Poway High School Titan Theatre Presents “Leading Ladies”

Set in the 1950s, “Leading Ladies” focuses on two English Shakespearean actors who find their careers in a rut as they perform “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania.

Oct. 29 – Poway High School Choir Concert

The Poway High School and Twin Peaks Middle School choirs present their annual fall concert. For tickets contact Maria Nunez, (858) 776-4840 or email Jessica Schemmel at

Nov. 2-Dec. 1 – Art exhibit: “Straight Tank Swallow”

Artist Weston Riffle displays two decades of triumphs and yields in the desert, a retrospective of paintings of people who work to live in California.

Nov. 2 – Steve Poltz with guest Jack Tempchin

Poltz will showcase his storytelling talents and songs from throughout his career including his latest release “Shine On.” (858) 748-0505 15498 Espola Road

Now based in Nashville, singer-songwriter and comic troubadour Steve Poltz returns to his beloved longtime home of San Diego on Nov. 2 for a tuneful, story-filled concert recounting songs and stories from his life and career. (photo by Laura Partain)

PWGR serves civilians, police and military By Ken David


pen since 2014, Poway Weapons and Gear Range (PWGR) at 13550 Danielson St. seeks to create a different, improved experience for seasoned gun users as well as those interested in learning more about guns and how to own and use one safely and responsibly. Owner and president John Phillips opened the current location of PWGR in 2014 after first owning a smaller gun store on Poway Road. Philips is a retired federal drug enforcement agent who, after retiring from the Drug Enforcement Agency, eventually began ArchAngel, a private security firm providing protection

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and security consultation for high-level executives, celebrities and high net worth individuals. Phillips said PWGR grew out of his search for a discreet, comfortable place for his clients to purchase and train with weapons for their personal protection. He said many ranges are small operations, may not be kept up well and can exude a “gun store commando mentality.” “I took one of the wealthiest people in San Diego to a range to teach that person some weapons handling and even he was met with people looking down their nose: ‘Don’t you know what you need?’ Just a bunch of arrogance,” Phillips said. “I said to myself, ‘this can be done better.’”

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PWGR’s store and range is in a large modern building in an office park neighborhood. The store and range totals 42,000 square feet, which includes retail space plus 42 lanes in a state-of-the-art indoor gun range offering 25-, 50- and 100-yard options. “We’re the largest range on the West Coast,” Phillips said. “We’re certainly the largest in San Diego. There are a handful of ranges in San Diego, probably four other ranges that cover all of San Diego proper from South Bay to North County.” Inside, the business looks like many modern retail spaces, including glass display cases and wood fixtures displaying various handSee GUN RANGE, Page 10

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Poway Weapons and Gear Range offers a 42-lane shooting range, lessons for all levels, and a fully stocked retail area. (courtesy photo)

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Rattlesnakes continue to be active By Heather Karpel


attlesnakes populate much of San Diego County and Poway certainly has its share. These venomous reptiles are around most of the year but tend to be most prevalent during the warmer months. Wildlife educator Mary Zanotelli revealed a few facts about rattlesnakes in this area. In San Diego County there are four types of rattlesnakes. There is the sidewinder, which lives in the desert and is a light brown color; the red diamond rattlesnake which is reddish, has a zebra striped tail and prefers brush and chaparral; the speckled rattlesnake which resembles granite and prefers rocky areas; and the southern Pacific rattlesnake which is yellow and brown, or yellow and black, and is found everywhere except for the desert. They are ectothermic, meaning their body temperature is regulated by external sources, so on cooler days you might find them sunning themselves. A

good way to distinguish rattlesnakes from non-venomous snakes is to look at the shape of their head, which is triangular. Rattlesnakes are venomous; however, their venom is not actually intended for predators. It is intended for prey. Rattlesnakes use their venom to paralyze their victims, typically rodents, and then they back away until the venom has taken effect. Zanotelli explained that they will use venom against predators if they feel threatened, “but given the choice,

the snake is always going to want to just move on” and not risk an encounter. This means that rattlesnakes are not seeking out opportunities to bite humans, and they will not chase after you. “When people get bitten by rattlesnakes, it’s when they’ve accidentally encountered them, like if they’re rock climbing and they put their hand on them, or they’re stepping over somewhere and

A good way to distinguish rattlesnakes from non-venomous snakes is to look at the shape of their head, which is triangular.

step on a rattlesnake,” said Zanotelli. Another common way that people get bitten is by attempting to handle or kill a rattlesnake. It is rec-

ommended that you watch where you step when hiking, and keep dogs leashed. The effects of bites vary, and they can be debilitating. Only a minority are lethal, though. Zanotelli explained that some are “dry bites” in which no venom is used. One myth is that young rattlesnakes are more danSee RATTLESNAKES, Page 3

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ometimes the most unlikely connections have the most positive impact. Such is the case with a couple of teenagers in Massachusetts, the U.S. military, mobile phones and the local Postal Annex store in Poway. Jana Dee Miller and her husband Kevin have been owners of the Postal Annex, 13446 Poway Road (near Vons), for more than five years. They are the third owners in the store’s 31year history in Poway. “One day a customer comes in and asks me if I have heard about this program for recycling mobile phones which helps our military personnel,” Jana said. “I told her I had no idea about it but would do some research.” She discovered Cell Phones for Soldiers, which was cofounded in 2004 by a teenage sister and brother, ages 13 and 12 at the time, Brittany and Robbie Bergquist. Years later, the non-profit organization now lists their parents as the president (Robert) and director (Gail). The organization’s purpose

Proceeds from donated mobile phones benefit military personnel.

The Poway Postal Annex collects used phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers.

and its process are relatively simple: donated mobile phones that can be repaired and used again are sold to an electronic refurbishing company or a recycler. The proceeds from these transactions are then used to purchase calling cards for military personnel overseas and emergency funding for veterans, including for shelter and sometimes vehicles. According to the organization’s website, the donations have provided more than 300

million minutes of free talk time; recycled more than 15 million cell phones; and is mailing approximately 1,500 calling cards each week. Since the local Postal Annex became involved with the program months ago as a donation location, it has received more than 300 phones, tablets and iPads, Jana said. “I get phone calls almost every day and, as the only location in Poway to donate for this program, we have had many local people come

in from as far away as Escondido,” she noted. “One guy brought in 20 mobile phones to donate, some of them still unused in their original boxes.” For anyone uncertain of how to participate, there are steps on the program website for wiping your phone clean of sensitive information before donating it. The phone itself is not being donated to someone in the military. Jana invites everyone, even if they do not have a need for any business services offered by Postal Annex, to bring their old mobile phones to the store. They will then package the phones accordingly and send them to the primary processing center. “Many people have old cell phones sitting around that are no longer of use to the owner,” she stated. “This program is a great way to help our men and women in the military stay connected with their families.” For more information on the program, visit The Poway Postal Annex can be reached by calling (858) 486-1880 or visiting the store at 13446 Poway Road.


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gerous. This idea comes from the fact they may have less control over their venom glands and how much venom they use; however, they have smaller glands and less available venom to start with. Rattlesnakes help with rodent control and they are protected animals in San Diego County parks. It is illegal to kill a red diamond rattlesnake in California. If you see a rattlesnake while hiking, it should be left alone. If it is close to a human populated area, it is recommended that you call a safe removal service. If you are in a park, call a park ranger. Zanotelli explained that the best thing you can do if you see a rattlesnake in the wild is to appreciate it from a safe distance. “It’s such an exciting thing to be able to see a wild animal in its natural habitat and if you stick around and watch what it does, it’s fascinating,” she said. “We’re so lucky to live (here) to be able to have close encounters with these animals. But let’s not interact with them, let’s not try to feed them, let’s not try to kill them, let’s not try to affect their lives. Let them just live and they will let us live.” In the event that you are bitten by a rattlesnake, the Parks and Recreation Department of San Diego County recommends the following: Stay calm. Do not use a tourniquet or ice on the area. Do not try to cut the area or suck out the venom. Wash your skin if possible with soap or an antiseptic wipe. Remove jewelry or tight clothing. Send somebody to call 911, or if you are alone, walk at a “relaxed pace” to a place where you can call 911. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.



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Members of the Poway Dance Project learn the artistic and competitive aspect of the sport, and also learn important life lessons along the way. (courtesy photo)

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that we continue to evolve as artists from year to year. Without honoring our craft, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are.” The Poway Dance Project team is comprised of talented, dedicated dancers who spend at least six hours per week dancing at school, and additional hours training at studios outside of school – and the commitment pays off when they compete throughout the year. Jen Gladheim, president of the Poway Dance Booster Club and mom to junior Kate (who is a junior captain on the team), said the dancers compete between 10 and 15 times per year. “I’ve never gone to a competition where we didn’t place in multiple categories,” Gladheim said. “This is a year-round process compared to other sports, which have their individual seasons. These dancers are very dedicated.” Other local high school teams often place in small group and solo categories at competitions; but when it comes to winning frequently as a team, “That’s unique to Poway. Some schools do better individually, but historically, Poway has done better as a team,” Gladheim explained. Before becoming director of the Poway Dance Project, coach Sanchez spent many years judging and choreographing for teams all over the country. When it comes to the audition and selection process that dancers go through every year to be on the PHS team, Sanchez knows what to look for. “My experience really allows me to know what looks great on the floor and what doesn’t,” he said. Gladheim added that the audition process begins with See DANCE PROJECT, Page 5


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judgment from professional dancers and ends with a brilliant team of seasoned dancers. “The turnout is the best of the best. Several of our dancers have gone on to dance on their college teams. Some go on to dance professionally, and some are happy to have danced in high school and retire at that point,” she said. In addition to participating in competitions, the team – which specializes in jazz, lyrical and contemporary dance – also performs at football games and pep rallies throughout the school year, and puts on two dance shows during the year – spring and winter. These showcases not only allow the talent of the dancers to shine, but student choreographers as well. “There’s just such a wide range of talent,” Gladheim said. While dancers learn the artistic and competitive aspect of the sport when they’re on the team, Gladheim said the girls also learn important, irreplaceable life lessons along the way. “They spend a lot of time together, so they have a bond that’s unique,” she said, adding that the team went to New York last year for the national competition and this year it will be heading to Florida. “By the time they get to their senior year, their bond is pretty amazing. Inevitably, they’re sobbing and crying during the end of the year, senior dance. They get through it, but the emotions are true and real.” The girls also learn about sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, time management and keeping up with responsibilities at home and at school. “They take criticism and feedback without taking it personally,” Gladheim said. “They’re learning a lot of important lessons that they’ll take with them into adulthood so they can become successful adults.” Gladheim said the Poway Dance Project obtains funds solely from the public, local businesses, family and friends of the dancers, and fundraisers – including a clinic every year that invites children to participate in dance. “Kate went to the clinic in second grade and left saying, ‘I want to be on the Poway dance team,’” Gladheim said. The clinic let’s children dream of becoming successful dancers, and the Poway Dance Project helps make that dream a reality.


Students can attend the College and Career Fair By Bella Ross


ll students in the Poway Unified School District are invited to explore the opportunities of post-high school life at the 2019 College and Career Fair on Oct. 17. The fair, which will feature more than 115 different universities, trade schools, community colleges and military representatives, will take place at Rancho Bernardo High School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend the event, regardless of their grade level. Emily Stevenson, a career technical education counselor for the district who is helping to plan the fair, said freshmen may benefit from attending the fair just to get an eye for the field, whereas seniors may consider going to ask questions specific to their college applications. “I think the great thing is, it’s an opportunity for students to talk to college admissions counselors,” Stevenson said. “Even if it’s not a school that they think they want to attend or maybe it’s a school they’ve never even

An abundance of universities will provide information at the Poway Unified School District’s 2019 College and Career Fair on Oct. 17.

heard of, they have the opportunity to pick the brains of the person that may very well be reading their application if they apply.” On top of the sea of vendors that plan to set up for the fair, there will also be two waves of informational sessions in which families can learn about topics such as attending community college, highly selective universities, internships and collegiate sports. Stevenson said students should prepare for the event


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“Leading Ladies,” a play set in the 1950s, is coming to life on the Poway Center for the Performing Arts stage. The Poway High School theater department will perform “Leading Ladies” on Oct. 24, 25 and 26. The theater department runs two plays a year. The fall play and student directed one acts in the spring. Theater teacher and director Sharon Wezelmen is directing the play. Alongside Wezelmen, for the first time, are two student directors. Senior Louis VanArsdale is stage manager and costume designer; and senior Ellie Beers is in charge of set design. “The play this year will probably be the funniest one yet. The actors have a lot more charisma. Everyone is having a good time at rehearsal and the actors and tech are laughing

together. We have made great progress,” VanArsdale said. “Being the stage manager has been a great experience and getting to see the improvement in actors is awesome. Costume design is very challenging because we have to fit all body types for rather interesting costumes, but the whole process when put together is amazing to see.” The fall play this year is a comedy. The play focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Leo and Jack,

who find their careers failing. While they are touring in Pennsylvania, they find out that an old lady in York, Pennsylvania is about to die and will end up giving her fortune to two of her lost nieces. Jack and Leo, then decide to pass themselves off as the old woman’s relatives in order to obtain the cash. The comedy comes in when these two male actors must dress as females in order to receive the payment from the elderly lady. The complexity arises when Leo falls in love with the woman’s niece, Meg, the one who he is impersonating. The leads of the play consist of senior Austin Parness who will be playing Jack, senior Tanner Mejia who will be playing Leo, and senior Jordyn Callahan who will be playing Meg. “This play has been very interesting because Austin and I have to learn how to See LEADING LADIES, Page 7


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‘Pirate School’ offers valuable lessons Presented as part of its Arts in Education Initiative, Poway OnStage will host “Pirate School: Follow Your Compass” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 9:15 a.m. and noon in the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. More than 800 first, second and third graders from six Poway Unified Schools will enjoy this engaging, educational show. This light-hearted oneman show – complete with sound effects and a musical score – offers a character-building production in which students will experience simple solutions to resolving conflict while learning the important concepts of respect, responsibility, compassion and courage. The supporting study guide will provide extension activities that reinforce the anti-bullying curriculum and the theater arts concepts presented on stage. “Pirate School” is a madcap, swashbuckling solo show created and performed by veteran New York actor David Engel. Set to an original cartoon-inspired musical score, complete with sound effects, Pirate Professor Billy Bones teaches the finer points of lighthearted mischief and offers up zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like a boisterous buccaneer, all while promoting good manners, polite behavior and social courage.


PHS choir s(w)ings into the fall spirit By Ashley Shah


he Poway High School (PHS) choir will hold its annual Fall Choir Concert Oct. 29 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, at 7 p.m. Choir director and teacher Jessica Schemmel is running this year’s concert. Schemmel has been teaching at Poway High School for five years. Before PHS, she taught and directed both high school and elementary music as well as a church choir for many years. “The concerts are primarily to demonstrate all the hard work and skills we have been learning in class. It’s different from classes that mainly have written assessments. Our main assessment is the performance. The fundraising is just a bonus, but it does provide tremendous financial support for our program,” Schemmel said. This year, the fall concert will feature Concert Choir, a group composed of all grade levels and skills; Women’s Ensemble, which is a group composed of auditioned artists; and Die Lieder Singers,

another group composed of auditioned, top artists. The concert will have many selections of songs. “It has some songs that evoke the mystery of fall in there. But it’s a variety. We’re doing some really fun pieces and also some mysterious pieces,” Schemmel said. Die Lieders will be performing five songs: “Til You Hear,” “I Got a Hog and Pig,” “Harvest,” “Neighbors Chorus,” and “The Dance of Life.” “The Die Lieders work extremely hard every class and get so much done to the point where we have learned and perfected five songs. I am so excited to sing ‘Dance for Life’ because it has a different sound and

we do a few really cool clap sequences,” Die Lieders member Cassidy Stillwell said. The Women’s Ensemble will be singing “El Condor,” “Hexenlied,” “Ain’t no Windin’ in the Road,” and “Mother Please Explain.” “I’m really excited about the song ‘Ain’t no Windin’ in the Road’ because it has four parts and when we put them together, it sounds complete and sophisticated. I cannot wait to perform it in concert,” said Women’s Ensemble singer Katelyn Sommer. Concert Choir has been working on singing the balcony scene in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Don’t be Seen” and “Yundah.”

There will be a couple student-directed small groups in the concert that will be chosen upon audition closer to the date of the concert. There will also be a solo part in the Women’s Ensemble that is an auditioned part. The choir department has four concerts a year. This upcoming fall concert, a concert in December for the winter and holiday times, a concert in March which is a festival concert that is a contest of music that has a variety of styles like modern, classical and more. In the spring, there will be a themed concert that usually consists of pop or Broadway music. Last year’s spring concert had a country theme. The choir department also puts on a musical once a year. This year it will be in February, and the musical is yet to be announced. The choir program practices every day in class, as well as the day before the concert to ensure that their performances will run smoothly. The concert will last about an hour and a half. Tickets can be purchased online at


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be British actors with dialect coaches. The play is very fast and there is no place where it can slow down, so it really keeps us on our toes for the actors,” Mejia said. “It’s fun for all of us who are involved to see the progression of the play and all the time that goes into making it.” Those involved in the theater program practice for hours on end. Throughout most weeks they practice around two to three hours per day, however, the week of and before the actual show date they practice six hours a day after school. The profits from the play go directly back to the theater program so the program can put on more plays for the public to enjoy. Tickets will be sold at the door. The Poway Center for the Performing Arts is at 15498 Espola Road.

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Poway Library event highlights Here are highlights of upcoming events at the Poway Branch Library, 13137 Poway Road:

Storybox Theater for children: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct.

10. Write Out Loud’s Grandpa Grumpy will perform an amazing story time using a Kamishibai Storybox Theater.

Second Saturday Concert featuring Sara Petite: 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Sara Petite is a gritty Pollyanna, Minnie Pearl type Bruce Springsteen rocker with an Outlaw-Classic Country style – a gifted singer-songwriter who possesses the unique ability to reach the hearts and souls of fans young and old.

Classical Indian Dance:

1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. Learn about Diwali and enjoy a Classical Indian Dance performance.

Poway Library Book Club:

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15. October book is “Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away,” by Lisa Napoli.

Friends of the Poway Library Book Sale: In the Poway Library

Community Room. Find some great gently used books and help the Friends support the Poway Library. Sale runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19; and noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. Diwali Celebration: 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. Celebrate Diwali, the traditional Festival of Lights from India and South Asia.

Bubble Dance Party Storytime: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Bubbles, music and a story.

Hidden, Haunted and Abandoned San Diego Book Talk:

at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Local author Jessica Johnson will discuss her recently published book, “Abandoned San Diego,” which highlights haunted, abandoned spaces in San Diego. Books will be available for purchase. Halloween Carnival: 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Join the National Charity League for a scary fun afternoon of games and candy. PJ Storytime: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Evening story time for the whole family, followed by a fun craft. Halloween Storytime: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Spooky stories and songs. Costumes encouraged. Teen Movie and Candy: 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Teens can watch a movie, eat candy and relax at this free program.

“You can be a mess and still be a great mom. We are allowed to be both.” This is the powerful message from mom Tabatha Kraft’s inspired Facebook page called (Real) Motivational Mama. The stay-athome mom of three daughters created the page on Easter Sunday. “I was sitting in Easter Sunday service and thought, ‘There needs to be a place where moms all over the world, not just my local area, can come for support because being a mom really is the hardest job in the world,’” she said. Kraft said that, with having three girls ages 5, 2-anda-half, and 10 months, she had gotten to a point where she was “really, really” struggling. She started posting on her personal Facebook and Instagram pages, being honest about her struggles, and said the response was incredible. “I had so many moms comment or message me and say, “Oh my gosh, thank you for posting that! I thought I was alone!’” she said. “And

Tabatha Kraft, a mother of three daughters, founded a Facebook page called “(Real) Motivational Mama.” (photo by Brianna Zarins/Cuddlebug Photography)

last few months have been really hard on me in what seems like every aspect of my life. I feel like I’m drowning and I just don’t know how to get above water.” Her post was greeted with nothing but supportive messages and understanding. Another member posted this, in part: “HOW do you other working mamas do it? Two kids and a very demanding full-time job and I think I might lose it this week.” That post was greeted with an “I hear you, sister” GIF, among other responses. Creating supportive Facebook pages is nothing new to Kraft. A couple years ago she started one called Scripps Ranch/Poway Mamas, in which moms connect for playdates and other events. That group has more than 1,000 members. The Georgia native, who moved to San Diego three years ago from Cambridge, Massachusetts, said being a mom has shown her that she’s a great multitasker and that she also makes a lot of mistakes. “I’ve also learned that my kids don’t want a ‘perfect’ See MAMAS, Page 9

you hear that so often. We all, at some point, feel alone as mothers. We feel like we are the only ones struggling because on the outside, most seem to have it all together. But the truth is, we are all in the same exact bus – the struggle bus, that is.” Kraft said she created the Motivational Mama page to be a very positive place where moms can come for support and solidarity. The group currently has about 760 members – you must re-

quest to join – and is growing. On the page, moms seek advice and share honestly about everything from postpartum depression, being a single mom, getting a degree as a mom, dealing with their kids’ fears, feeling frustrated, dealing with their kids over summer break, and celebrating kid-free time. It’s a safe place where they can express themselves and not be judged. One member shared this, in part, earlier this month: “The


















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and Prowl” will take place at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, and families are welcome to dress up to head out on the trail as docents guide them through the night. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., docents dressed as native creatures will take a group out every 15 minutes for a 75-minute after-dark tour of the Reserve – followed by hot chocolate. Reservations are required and can be made at poway. org.

Once Upon A Hallowe’en

The 12th annual, family-styled “Once Upon A Hallowe’en” event at Old Poway Park will take place from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 14134 Midland Road. Participants can hop aboard Poway’s own Baldwin Steam Locomotive and head into the night for a thrilling ride. The park will be alive with ghost stories, carnival games, crafts and a haunted house. This event, hosted by the City of Poway, is free with minimal costs for participating in games and crafts.


Halloween Carnival at the library

The Poway Branch Library has events all year round, and for Halloween, it will partner with the National Charity League to host a Halloween Carnival, packed with candy and carnival-style games. The event is free and will take place Saturday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at 13137 Poway Road (near the entrance to the library).

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Other Halloween events at the library:

Hidden, Haunted and Abandoned San Diego Book Talk at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Local author Jessica Johnson will discuss her recently published book “Abandoned San Diego,” which highlights haunted, abandoned spaces in San Diego. Books will be available for purchase following the presentation. Halloween Storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Enjoy spooky stories and songs. Costumes encouraged. Teen Movie and Candy at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Teens can watch a movie, eat candy and relax at this free program.

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mom, they just want a ‘happy’ mom,” she said. Kraft also knows she’s a real mom, who, like all mamas, come with limitations. “I am not the patient mom or the crafty mom and I may not always be the ‘fun mom,’ but I love my daughters fiercely and I know they never doubt that,” she said. She said her biggest challenges are not having enough hours in the day and enough hands for three little girls. Kraft gushes that her absolute favorite thing as her girls get older is seeing how much they love each other. She offers that moms should “give yourselves a lot of grace and know that no matter what happens, you are never alone and you are not failing.” Kraft said she hopes at the very least her page will make moms feel a little less alone. “Because we are all in this together,” she said. “Without each other’s support, it’s nearly impossible to survive motherhood. That support is what will get most of us through this.”

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Poway offers events for teens By Rachelle Sparks


he teenage years are a very pivotal time in a person’s life, according to the City of Poway’s Recreation Supervisor of Community Services Carrie Sanchez, and the City is playing an essential role in helping to guide local teens along. “Besides their home life, our participants spend the majority of their time in social settings (school, sports, extracurricular activities, events, etc.), and they are so impressionable,” she said. “I’ve personally watched friends and family at this age make choices that set their lives on a specific path, some good and some bad. We’re part of a huge effort to guide these tweens’/

teens’ choices.” Sanchez is referring to the Teen Program Series that the City of Poway offers to youth in grades six through nine. The series includes monthly events throughout the school year, which take place on the third Saturday of each month (except for the final Teen Summer Event). “These events help our participants build confidence, explore beyond their comfort zone, improve selfesteem, meet people outside their immediate circle and become productive members of our community,” Sanchez said. “When participants age out of the Teen Program Series, they move into our Teen Volunteer Program and some even find employment with

the City itself. As they are our future, it’s important for us to invest in them and that’s what these programs allow us to do.” All events are $5 per participant, except for excursions. Registration is going on for October through December events. Visit Fall events include: Teen Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball: Saturday, Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m. at Meadowbrook Gymnasium. Teen Night at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts: Saturday, Nov. 16, 5-9 p.m. Interactive presentations with dance group Culture Shock, tackle improv with National Comedy Theatre and guided painting by ArtBeat San Diego.


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guns, shot guns, ammunition, gear and accessories. Numerous staff are available to answer questions and help customers with their purchases. Behind the retail space are two classroom areas used for instruction or group events. The back area is also where the indoor shooting ranges are located, providing a sound-isolated space that includes a filtered air system and ammunition catch systems that keep shots inside the building and collect spent rounds for disposal. Paper and video target options are controlled electronically from the touchpad located on the side of each stall. “When you walk into our facility, our facility is very different than 90 percent of facilities in America. It’s just done in a way that it’s not that hard industrial gun store look. People have called us the Nordstrom of gun ranges and that’s kind of what we go for. That’s our focus here,” Phillips said. A range of classes are available, starting from those for first-time gun users to experienced users seeking the specific certifications or maintaining required qualifications. “There’s a responsibility that goes along with (owning a gun) and we want people to have the safety devices, the home safes and cable locks,” Phillips said. “We want them to have the right cleaning kit; the right hearing and eye protection. We want

Poway Weapons and Gear Range includes 42 lanes in a state-of-the-art shooting gallery offering ranges of 25, 50 and 100 yards. (courtesy photo)

to make sure people are prepared with their purchase.” Phillips noted that all his instructors are certified and experienced in what they teach. “I’ve been a firearms instructor at the federal level for over 25 years, so I kind of have a chip on my shoulder about the level of training we do here,” he said. “My instructors either have significant law enforcement or military and operational background they’ve used in the field that they are teaching. We’re always training on the latest in firearms safety and firearms education. Our instructors are certified, either retired federal, state or local law enforcement, so they’ve got significant training credentials and they understand adult learning concepts. That’s very important to us.” Phillips also pointed out that with approximately 70 law enforcement agencies located within San Diego county and a limited number of agencies having their own ranges, PWGR provides an additional location capa-

ble of providing the kind of training and testing facilities such agencies seek. “At PWG, we serve or host about 200,000 people a year at our retail location. Of those, about 80,000 shoot on our ranges. We train and educate over 8,000 students a year, and we host about three to four dozen military and law enforcement departments or agencies,” he said. The business also has an in-house gunsmith to perform firearms maintenance and repairs, and offers various levels of memberships that include differing levels of range time, discounts, additional services and private events. Phillips said membership at the club totals more than 4,000 but that’s not a requirement to shop at the business or use the range. “We are open to the public, but we also have memberships; everything from First Responder memberships from $15 per month all the way up to our VIP memberships that are $10,000. For more information, visit


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recalled. “So, rather than making the $50 we were supposed to be paid, we ended up owing five or 10 bucks.” He tried working outside of music, but he always felt the pull to write and perform. “I always played and then I got a job when I got out of college, but my heart was always in music,” he said. “I had a job and it wasn’t what I wanted to do. So, I followed my heart and I haven’t had a ‘real’ job since 1992.” Along the way, Poltz has put out a number of albums of original music – a sound he describes as Americana folk storyteller – mostly on his own label, while building a reputation as a talented musician and songwriter who sprinkles shows with entertaining stories from his life. With singer-songwriter Jewel, he co-wrote the hit song “You Were Meant for Me,” which reached number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list in 1997, and he wrote the soundtrack for the documentary “Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O’Hyde.” An unforeseen challenge sprang up when he suffered a stroke on stage in 2014. Halfway through a show, Poltz said he couldn’t see, so he ended the show early. He stayed to autograph items after the show, even though he couldn’t see what he was signing, and then went to a hospital. It turns out the lasting impact of the stroke was limited. “It affected my vision, so I took some time off,” Poltz

Steve Poltz will reflect on his experiences as he debuts “A Brief History of My Life” at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 2. (photo by Laura Partain)

said. “When my vision came back, I wasn’t able to read, but it all came back to me fast. For a few months I felt like I got bashed in the head by a two-by-four, but now everything is good as far as I know.” While he has done a few collaborations, Poltz focuses mostly on his own music, much of which he will recap at the Poway Center for Performing Arts. “The show is called ‘A Brief History of My Life.’ It’s something that I want to start doing, so this will be the first place I do it,” he said. “I really like the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. It’s such a beautiful venue so I thought it was a cool place to (debut the show).” After living in San Diego for many years, Poltz is now based in Nashville, Tennessee. While he loves San Diego and returns often to visit his father and a sister still in the area, he said

Nashville offers a special draw for a musician. “It was really neat to branch out and move to a town that is so involved in music and so steeped in the tradition of music,” he said. “Everybody (in Nashville) is doing music for a living in some form, whether it’s as a songwriter or a touring musician or a video maker or an attorney or publisher. Everything happens there so it’s kind of neat to live in such a music town versus San Diego.” Opening the show for Poltz is his longtime friend, Jack Tempchin, a recently inducted member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame who authored the Eagle’s hits “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Already Gone.” More information is available at or by calling (858) 748-0505. The Poway Center for the Performing Arts is at 15498 Espola Road.

Symphony Orchestra offers Beethoven’s 9th The commemoration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday this coming season has begun with concerts and other events all over the world. The Poway Symphony Orchestra has announced its early participation in these festivities with the performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the “Choral Symphony,” on Nov. 24. This monumental masterpiece requires the combined forces of an expanded orchestra, a large chorus and four soloists, all under the direction of John LoPiccolo, conductor. The performance of this major work, which con-

tains the “Ode to Joy,” represents a first on the performing arts scene in North County Inland. Continuing the successful concert series of last season, “this unique concert achieves another milestone for the Poway Symphony Orchestra,” LoPiccolo said. “It certainly is a big effort on the part of all participants in this concert, but it is well worth it. The audiences will love it. And we owe it to Beethoven.” The Poway Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to bringing full orchestra symphonic works to music lovers of a large area around Poway for the enrichment

of all. Three performances each year take place in the centrally located Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. Admission: $20/$17/$12 general/seniors/students. Children under 12 are free. Tickets for reserved seating can be purchased at the Center’s website,, or at the box office, (858) 748-0505. For more information, visit or email

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Poway Gymnastics’ Level 3 team: (top row, from right) Alyson Stuart, Kate Valencia, Naomi Tran; and (bottom row, from right) Julianna King, Genevieve Angulo and Alani Do. (courtesy of Poway Gymnastics)

Poway Gymnastics’ Level 4 team: (from right) Emily Lewis, Lyla Kuchcik, Tessa Galkowski, Tasha Jeleniowski, Alexis Ostrow and Isabelle Rader. (courtesy of Poway Gymnastics)

Gymnasts shine at recent meets


ymnasts from Poway Gymnastics earned impressive results at the Hang Ten Invitational at TRC Gymnastics on Sept. 15. Both the Level 3 and Level 4 girls teams placed third in the team awards. Level 3s: Naomi Tran placed first overall with an impressive 36.6 all around, tied for first on floor with a 9.1, placed first on beam with a 9.125, first on bars with a 9.3, and first on vault with a 9.075. Kate Valencia placed second overall with a 35.7, tied for first on floor with a 9.1, placed second on beam with an 8.6, second on bars with a 9.1, and second on vault with an 8.95. Julianna King placed first in her age division on bars with an 8.875, third on beam with an 8.925, and third on vault with a 9.325. Alyson Stuart placed third on beam with an 8.1 in her age division. Alani Do placed third on beam with an 8.1. Level 4s: Isabelle Rader placed first overall in her age division with a 36.575, first on floor with a 9.475, first on beam with a 9.35, tied for first on bars with an 8.8, and first on vault with an 8.95. Alexis Ostrow placed second overall in her age division with a 36.2, tied for third on beam with a 9.1, first on bars with a 9.175, and tied for third on vault with an 8.9. Tasha Jeleniowski placed third overall in her age division with a 35.7, placed second on beam with a 9.2, third on bars with an 8.75, and third on vault with a 9.1. Emily Lewis placed first on vault with a 9.2; and Lyla Kuchcik placed third on beam with a 9.125. Judges Cup: In addition, the Compulsory gymnasts from Poway Gymnastics participated in the NAWGJ-SC Judges Cup competition at Costa Mesa in early September. Level 3s: A highlight was Naomi Tran who tied for seventh on vault with a 9.0, first on bars with a 9.4, second on beam with a 9.175,

Naomi Tran (courtesy of Poway Gymnastics)

sixth on floor with a 9.025 and won her age division overall with a 36.6. This was her first competition ever. Julianna King tied for third with a 9.15, placed third with a 9.425, placed fifth with a 9.025 and placed

fifth in her age division with a 35.875. Kate Valencia placed first on vault with a 9.2, and fifth on bars with a 9.150, and was seventh in her age division with a 35.5. Isabelle Rader tied for fifth with an 8.75, placed third on beam with a 9.225, fourth on floor with an 8.95 and third overall in her age division with a 35.2. Level 4s: Alexis Ostrow tied for fifth with an 8.9 on bars, placed sixth on beam with a 9.325 and was sixth overall in her age division with a 34.675. Other notable accomplishments: Tessa Galkowski tied for fifth on beam with a 9.0, and Emily Lewis placed ninth with a 9.15.

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oway Martial Arts is celebrating 35 years in business and looking forward to the next 35. This “mom and pop” family owned karate school has earned a stellar reputation as being a family friendly, fun place to train and workout under the direction of head instructor and school owner Barry Barker. “Poway was the perfect location for our school,” said Barry’s daughter Jessica. “This is a place where people come to raise their families and that’s who we cater to because we are a family owned and operated business. I think because we aren’t a big chain and because we are a local mom and pop karate school, we fit nicely into the Poway lifestyle.” The entire Barker clan was raised in the dojo (karate school) studying Kenpo Karate. Each family member had to earn his or her stripes one kick and punch at a time. “I have five children. Three of them are black belts, but my two older kids are still working toward that goal,” Barry said. “My oldest son is a boxing coach and karate instructor in Lubbock, Texas. My younger son, Jordan, is a fourth-degree black belt and my daughter, Jessica, is a second-degree black belt.” Barry describes himself as a “karate nerd.” The karate bug bit him at a very young age, after watching Bruce Lee as Kato in the TV series “The Green Hornet.” Years later, after receiving a black belt, Barry took his first step toward achieving his ultimate dream career. “On October first of ’84 I opened my first school when the ‘Karate Kid’ (movie) first came out,” Barry said. “I wish I could say I planned it that way, but it was just

Instructors pose with students during the most recent belt test at Poway Martial Arts, 13246 Poway Road. (courtesy of Poway Martial Arts)

dumb luck. I was working as production manager at National Pen Corporation in Mira Mesa. I’d work there from 7 in the morning until 3:30, then I’d open my school and teach till 9, home by 10, then start all over again.” This regimen went on for two years, and by his third year Barry was making enough money to quite his day job, open his third location and teach karate fulltime. What began in a humble 600-square-foot garage has morphed into a massive 7,000-square-foot training center offering something for everybody and every age: Kenpo Karate for kids and adults. This program is infused with a variety of martial art skills that include jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and wrestling. “We also have a state-ofthe art boxing club for men, women, teens and kids,” Barry said. “Classes are available for people of all fitness and skill levels from beginner up to expert, including kid’s fitness boxing classes. We offer popular bag work and exercise classes called Fitness Boxing, where the focus is on taking your fitness to a whole new level. We also have more instruction-based classes with

contact drills, along with sparring and fight training for those interested.” After 3½ decades of teaching and training scores of students, Barry has decided it’s time for him to hang up his ninth-degree black belt and pass the legacy on to the next generation – in this case his daughter Jessica. “Jessica got married, moved to Washington, D.C., and was running a martial arts school there,” Barry said. “I hired her to come home and run ours. She grew up in this school; she’s the perfect person to take over.” “I started here when I was 5. I feel like I was born into the martial arts,” Jessica said. “I have a massive education in Kenpo Karate in addition to what is required to run the school as a business. I’ve always known that I was going to make a career out of teaching martial arts someplace. That was my calling in life. I feel humble and grateful that I can do all that here at the school I call home.” Barry Barker has written three books and produced 15 videos about the martial arts. For information on Poway Martial Arts, call (858) 486-1003 or email school@


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(StatePoint) Whether it’s uncomfortable furniture or utilitarian light fixtures, you’re probably used to making some concessions when it comes to comfort, style and convenience in your home’s outdoor spaces. What many homeowners are learning is that nearly anything that can be achieved in interior spaces can likewise be achieved in exterior ones. However, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to update these spaces safely and for maximum effect. Here are a few ideas to consider:

Create a ‘room’ One aspect of creating the feel of a “room” in your home’s outdoor spaces is defining its boundaries. Get creative with the notion of floor, ceiling and walls. Sometimes, these elements work better when they’re more of a suggestion than an impermeable structure. Whether it’s a latticed trellis that allows you to view the stars, a manicured hedge to create privacy or a sunken “living room” set off by a retaining wall, there are plenty of charming means for setting

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an outdoor area apart from the space around it. If your project requires digging, it’s important to call 811, a free nationwide number, in order to determine where underground utility lines are, and avoid them.

Air and light Think the form and function of ceiling fans, chandeliers and pendant lights are for interior spaces only? Think again. Such stylish fixtures can be added over patios, verandas or per-

golas to add the level of elegance and comfort one could traditionally only enjoy indoors. However, if you do plan to add any such electrical device to an exterior space, you must do so safely by opting for weatherproof installation, as well as fixtures designed specifically for the outdoors. Whether performing this upgrade on your own or hiring a contractor, consider products such as the “Outdoor Comforts” line from the Bell Outdoor brand

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Create the perfect home office (StatePoint) With more people nationwide opting to create their own businesses or work for their employer remotely, the home office has become one of the most used spaces of the house, with many people spending more than eight hours a day in this room. If you’re one of these people, the kitchen table just won’t cut it if you’re looking to get serious and organized. To create a dedicated workspace that is beautiful, smart and functional, consider the following tips: Tip 1: Design a space where you’ll enjoy spending time. Simple touches like lighting, a bright touch of paint or a wide-open window can help create an inviting ambiance, and so can the addition of certain accessories. Instead of opting for a simple ceiling light fixture, dare to add a pop of style and color with a new ceiling fan. Not only can this addition make your space more comfortable, it can elevate your décor, with the ceiling as the centerpiece. Options from Hunter Fan Company like the Norden or

Gone are the days of dark wood-paneling, moody lighting and rolodexes. Today’s most effective home offices are brighter, more welcoming, and unite function with your personal style. (Cranbrook in Dove Grey by Hunter Fan Company)

Hepburn can bring the Satin Copper trend from the kitchen to the office, while new finishes in some of the brand’s fan favorites, such as the Cranbrook in Dove Grey or Blush Pink, will fit seamlessly into a bright and inviting space. Tip 2: Add life. Add color

and vitality to your home office with some plant life. Not only will you be improving indoor air quality, you’ll be adding beauty to the space. To save precious desk-space, consider a few hanging planters, opting for plants that thrive indoors, such as spider




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plants or jade. Tip 3: Don’t forget function! As the wheels turn and your creative juices start flowing, nothing can be more distracting than a creaking ceiling fan or a light that just doesn’t do the trick. A simple switch can make all

the difference. While a desk lamp might solve your lighting problem, why not opt for a fixture that can solve both of those issues at the same time? Tech-savvy ceiling fan options from Hunter Fan Company like the Tunable White LED Dempsey, allow you to adjust the temperature of the light, ensuring your fan will operate quietly, keep you cool, and work as hard – and as late – as you do. With its dimmable remote, you can adjust the light temperature for your eyes, using warm white lighting for nighttime work and cool white lighting to perk you up in the morning. Such details will help any entrepreneur avoid distraction and create a more productive work environment. Tip 4: Get personal. You may be doing business, but when it comes to decorating, it’s time to mix in the personal. Items such as photographs of friends and family or reminders of previous accomplishments will bring you joy and help you stay motivated. Whatever you do, don’t settle for completely bare walls.


Complete Automotive Repair. Custom Exhaust, Mufflers, Catalytic Converters, Brakes, Alignments, Oil Changes, A/C Service, Batteries, Shocks & Struts. All cars, including Motor Homes & Large Trucks. 13933 Poway Rd Ste C. Call 858-748-2994.

Auto Body Excellence

Same location in Poway for over 30 years, Family owned and operated collision repair shop. Our Pledge to you is our commitment to Excellence! Free Estimates/Lifetime warranty/ all insurances accepted. 13909 Poway Road. 858-486-4476


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HEALTH & BEAUTY Shannon Behan Massage

MASSAGE THERAPY – $50 for a 50-minute session. Medical massage, Swedish, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, Aromatherapy and Deep Tissue. Locat-

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HELP WANTED Auto Body Technician (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS) Auto Body Excellence is looking for Auto Body Technician (Multiple Locations), must have experience, I-Car a plus, medical insurance available, 401K plan. Call John Baratta 858-486-4476 or email john@

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Sell advertising for The Poway Eagle, Scripps Ranch News and all products of Seacoast Media Lab LLC. Be part of a progressive, growing company. Products include two community newspapers, websites, e-newsletters, digital design services, e-commerce and more. Get in on the start of something big! Sell on a commission basis. Part-time or full-time. Perfect for a stay-at-home-parent or someone changing careers. Commissions paid monthly. Unlimited potential. Mileage paid. Never run out of products to sell. No experience necessary, but must be motivated, honest, outgoing, dependable and organized.

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PLUMBING Best Deal Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc.

(License #770827) For all of your plumbing needs, water heaters – same day service, toilets, faucets, water pressure regulators and drain stoppages. Call Tom & Paula Conlon at (858) 578-7808.

WEDDING SERVICES Holly Kalkin Weddings

Event planning business, provides wedding coordination services to couples throughout the county. Please visit our website at for more information. We would love to assist you or your family member with their special day!

WINDOW COVERINGS Custom Window Coverings

BLINDLOVE offers Shutters, Blinds, and Roller Shades for your windows and doors with a designer touch. We have provided professional measuring and installation for over 20 years. Call 858-3959509.

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